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Michigan/Indiana Walleye & Pike: Grabbing Live Dyed Minnows

By: Todd Hatfield While I wait for our summer steelhead run to evolve we’ve been spending a lot of time chasing large northern pike and walleye in Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan. Almost every lakefront spot, marina, harbor and river in the region has a population of pike, and many have walleye, too. This time [...]

Sacramento River Still Loaded with Stripers

By: Scott Feist Most years the striper season on the Sacramento River has just about ended. Fortunately, that’s not the case this year. High water has enabled fishing to remain strong and the good news is there’s new batches of stripers still arriving, which means action won’t taper off anytime soon. It’s been a great [...]

Recent Uptick in Cowlitz Springers

By: Bob Kratzer Springer fishing on the Cowlitz River has been decent. It hasn’t been horrible and hasn’t been great. There’s fish here and we’ve had an uptick in recent days, but we are dealing with high and cold water and that’s made catching them more challenging. It’s been a long time since conditions were [...]

Learn to Fire Dye Live Shiners For California Stripers

By: Scott Feist It’s hard to reinvent the wheel when it comes to live bait fishing, but Pautzke Fire Dye has done it. When you thought things couldn’t get better with live bait they do. Not only do stripers love golden shiners, but also we’ve found out this season that there’s no comparison to dyed [...]

North Carolina/Virginia Border Cats Feeding in Shallow Water

By: Chris Shaffer Wes Jordan was adamant. He wanted all the rods out of the holders and resting on the deck. No rod tips were to be exposed, he said. At the time we were fishing in the Staunton River Channel on the upper end of Kerr Lake and surrounded by open space. The catfish [...]

Niagara Steelhead to Show Through May

By: Chris Shaffer In Buffalo to film Lake Erie smallmouth bass fishing with live Fire Dye minnows I got a call from Frank Campbell of Niagara Region Charter Service Monday asking me if I wanted to go fishing. He said there were still plenty of steelhead and lake trout in the Lower Niagara River and [...]

Pressure Down & Inventory High on PA’s Sinking Creek

By: Chris Shaffer For almost two weeks Penns Creek wasn’t in good shape. Storms and runoff pushed the creek to unfishable levels. We were in town to film Pautzke Outdoors and struggled to find any water clear enough to fish. Fortunately, Sinking Creek was running clearer and at least provided us with a backup plan. [...]

Big D’s Secret Halibut Bait: Brined Rainbow Trout

By: Duane Inglin In Washington the halibut season is short lived and when you have limited opportunities to target them having good bait is a must. There are several rigging presentations and baits that have been standbys for decades. When it comes to bait, you have several options, namely octopus, squid, horse herring, salmon and [...]

Eastern PA’s McMichael Creek Has Trout Now

By: Chris Shaffer Eastern Pennsylvania is littered with quality trout streams. Meanwhile, many of the smaller systems get fished out within a day or two of being stocked by the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission. Fortunately, that’s not the case at McMichael Creek. Popular with anglers in the greater Stroudsburg area, McMichael is large enough [...]

Adjust to Challenging Conditions for Willamette Spring Chinook Success

By: Kyle Buschelman So far the spring Chinook season has been a challenge. Meanwhile, making adjustments to baits and how we present them have helped me put a few fish in the boat. Those putting in the work and time can catch springers. The Columbia River is closed. Therefore, most anglers will travel above Bonneville [...]